24
Nov 2015
Australia does not have a bill of rights, or a broad concept of “freedom of speech”. What we do have is a narrow concept of freedom of political communication. This is a right enforced...

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21
Aug 2015
When we post a briefing highlighting a Facebook page promoting hate we often get asked “Isn’t there a free speech issue here?” Yes, there are; two in fact. Facebook’s Free Speech One free speech issue...

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21
Jun 2015
Late last night the Online Hate Prevention Institute published a new briefing highlighting how some people were abusing reporting systems to attack those speaking out against hate. In our briefing we highlight how false reports...

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20
Jun 2015
Social media companies claim the best response to hate speech is more speech. The use of counter speech is an important tool in combating all forms of online hate, but it comes with some...

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5
Jun 2015
Last week, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Facebook rants of a particular man did not amount to criminal threats – reversing the judgement of lower courts. The man in question had made...

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